Pallas's Bunting

Emberiza pallasi

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Emberizids (Emberizidae)

Code 4

PALB

Code 6

EMBPAL

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Pallas's Bunting has a tremendous range estimated at roughly 10,000,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found in China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, and the United States. Its habitats include shrubland, grassland, wetlands and arable or farm areas. The global population of this species is estimated to be around 160,000 to 300,000 individual birds. It is not believed that the population trends for this species will soon approach the minimum levels that could suggest a potential decline in population. Due to this, population trends for the Pallas's Bunting have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.

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BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

SUMMARY

Overview

Pallas's Bunting: Medium bunting, gray-brown upperparts with black streaks. Lower breast, belly, and undertail coverts are white. Head, throat and upper breast are black. Collar and moustache stripe are white. Tail is black with white outer feathers and corners. Black bill, legs, feet.

 

Range and Habitat

Pallas's Bunting: This species is a native of Asia; it has been recorded as a resident on St. Lawrence Island and the extreme northwestern mainland of Alaska. This species frequents reed beds in wetlands, lakes, and can be found along streams in taiga and tundra habitats; they winter in grasslands and marshlands.

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Pallas's Bunting SONGS AND CALLS

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Song is a warbled trill, call is a soft "cheep" or "tsee-tsee".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"cheep", "tsee-see"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Pallas's Bunting is named after the German zoologist Peter Simon Pallas.
  • Buntings are the Old World equivalents of the species known in North America as (American) sparrows.
  • A group of buntings are collectively known as a "decoration", "mural", and "sacrifice" of buntings.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

About this North America Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Irina Rud-Volga

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Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
BreastX
The upper front part of a bird.
CollarX
Similar to the upper part of the human neck, located at the back of the crown.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X